Web of Life

The Circle of Life basically refers, imo, to birth, growth, decay, death, and rebirth: the Great Wheel. Then there is the Web of Life: the interconnectedness of all things, all forces. There are so many people who just don’t seem to really understand either of those concepts. They don’t want to admit if we lose something small, it could have massive consequences.

Take bees, for example. Especially honey bees. They, along with other insects, are pollinators. But the bees are dying off lately, and it is affecting crops and ornamental, and the wild places. Dandelions are one of the first flowering plants of spring, an early food source for the bees. Yet people wage war on this humble plant, ignoring its gifts to insect, animal and humans alike.  They don’t want dandelions, and they don’t want bees. I get the fact some people are allergic. Epipens are great: portable these days, and not hard to administer. Better to carry one of them in case you get stung, rather than eradicate the bees to ensure you won’t. I had someone on FaceBook call me a bitch because I called her self-centered when she called for the end of bees and dandelions just because she is allergic to one and doesn’t like the other. Actually, it made me snort. I’ve been called worse by better, and have had people whose opinions actually matter to me argue points of science fact. If we lose the bees, we will soon start losing other things. The dinosaurs died out, and the entire face of the planet changed, remember.

About Mad Annie, Bronwyn, Ann

I am a wife.mother, writer, cashier (hey, it helps pay the bills), Pagan who sometimes thinks too much. A jackie of all trades and mistress of none
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2 Responses to Web of Life

  1. LAMarcom says:

    You are so right Annie.
    Did you see that issue of ‘Time’ about the bees? Was a month or so back I think.

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